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Kavalan

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$69.99

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of ginger-passionfruit preserves, spiced apples, lime cordial, and dried mango with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a hot, gigantic, very long finish with nuances of caramel, honey-roasted macadamia, roasted yellow bell pepper, allspice, anise, minerals, and pineapple finish. A tropical, super complex Single Malt with the minerality and finesse of a fine wine but the power of brute 57.1% ABV.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ginger-passion fruit conserves, spiced apples, lime cordial, and dried mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of caramel, honey-roasted macadamia, roasted yellow bell pepper, allspice, anise, minerals, and pineapple
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tropical, super complex single malt with the minerality and finesse of a fine wine but the power of brute 57.1% ABV.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

The Producer
326, Section 2, Yuan-shan Road
Yuan-Shan, Yilan 26444
Taiwan
886 -39229000

Their Portfolio

93 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Single Malt Whisky 80% (Taiwan) $99.99.
94 Kavalan Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky 92% (Taiwan) $149.99.
92 Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 59.4% (Taiwan) $179.99.
94 Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 55.6% (Taiwan) $699.99.
93 Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $89.99.
89 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $99.99.
93 Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $99.99.
92 Kavalan Distillery Select No.1 Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $59.99.
93 Kavalan Distillery Select No.2 Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $59.99.
94 Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $124.99.
93 Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $149.99.
93 Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $119.99.
97 Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $159.99.
98 Kavalan Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $179.99.
96 Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $469.99.
97 Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $199.99.
93 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 55.6% (Taiwan) $69.99.
95 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $69.99.
95 Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $299.99.
93 Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $599.99.
93 Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $599.99.
93 Kavalan Solist PX Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $699.99.
94 Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $599.99.
93 Kavalan Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $119.99.
91 Kavalan Sky Gold Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $119.99.
BR Kavalan Gin 40% (Taiwan) $34.99. - Bronze Medal
89 King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $119.99.
BR King Car 40th Anniversary Selected Wine Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $139.99. - Bronze Medal

Single Malt Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Single malt whisky is a whisky made from a fermented mash consisting entirely of malted barley and produced exclusively at a single distillery. Single malts can be produced in various countries, each with their own specific regulations.

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